Monday, May 10 It has been announced that the authorities are still looking for 168 people missing during a demonstration in Colombia against President Ivan Duque. Yes, let us remember that these protests started on April 28, and it has also disappeared. 27 killed.
What are their reports on the missing persons in the demonstrations in Colombia?
May 7th, last Friday The Office of the Prosecutor and the Office of the Ombudsman reported that they had activated an “emergency search mechanism” to find 168 people who went missing during the demonstration in Colombia. Not only because of the reforms promoted by the president, but also because of the current situation in the country.
According to information from the following organizations, they are in the statement shared with the media EFE, You can read the following: “In this sense, it is important to clarify that if significant evidence is collected that can prove the crime of disappearance, the prosecutor’s office will launch a criminal investigation in accordance with its authority..
They also reported that they found 227 people reported missing and returned 153 search requests. “Due to lack of sufficient information, their petitioners will be declared unfounded, because they are not allowed to start the search with the least amount of data”.
Simultaneously, The NGO Tremor and Peace Institute reports 47 deathsIn addition to 12 cases of sexual violence, there were 1,876 cases of abuse of force, at least 28 victims of eye beatings, 278 injuries and arbitrary arrests of demonstrators.
How will you search for 168 missing persons?
According to information provided by the Office of the Prosecutor and the Office of the Colombian Ombudsman, 35 teams of prosecutors, investigators, police officers and regional defenders were activated to search for 168 missing persons In the last few days of demonstrations.
Of course, the two agencies in this country clarified that until now In the protests and demonstrations in recent days, there have been no formal complaints about the crime of disappearance.. At the same time, civil organizations and international organizations require the authorities to expedite investigations into allegations of abuse by public forces.
*Information from EFE